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Hi all. gonna have to roll back my drivers (560ti's with aftermarket-oc catching hell with new drivers) and I seen that gigabyte has a bios driver for the card as well. Is it safe to download and install also?

I hear flashing is risky (isnt it always? lul) figured I ask the experts first. At any rate are there certain risk I should know about? or is it completely safe, the bios is supposedly stale not beta or anything.
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Hi all. gonna have to roll back my drivers (560ti's with aftermarket-oc catching hell with new drivers) and I seen that gigabyte has a bios driver for the card as well. Is it safe to download and install also?

I hear flashing is risky (isnt it always? lul) figured I ask the experts first. At any rate are there certain risk I should know about? or is it completely safe, the bios is supposedly stale not beta or anything.
Should be about as safe as any other BIOS flash, just make sure it's definately the right one, you might want to keep a copy of the origional handy incase the worst comes to the worst.
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Should be about as safe as any other BIOS flash, just make sure it's definately the right one, you might want to keep a copy of the origional handy incase the worst comes to the worst.
I see. Not sure what all benefits I gain form the update just making sure it doesnt have negative effects.
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